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2009 Taco Lift Options

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by STLTaco09, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. Dec 17, 2008 at 2:34 PM
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    STLTaco09

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    5100's all around, fronts at 1.75". TSB leaf pack + Toytec TSB AAL
    Hello all, new member here. 2009 DC TRD Sport.

    I bought this truck with every intention of lifting it, probably 3". I've researched plenty, and I am aware of my options. The more I read though, the more hesitant I am. People are having drive line vibrations, front diff problems, CV problems, etc - even with lifts as small as Bilstien 5100s set at 1.75" with the rear TSB. Is there any sure-fire way of getting a minor lift without having these issues? Are these issues a result of a poor install (i.e. would a professional installation result in no issues).

    Lastly, if I am concerned with factory warranty, am I better off just putting the whole idea on hold until the warranty expires? I'd rather not battle a dealership 2 years down the road about front diff problems that would have occurred even without the lift...

    I posted this over in TN as well, I'm sure some of you are members at both places. Hopefully nobody minds posting the same question in both forums.

    Thanks for any insight - lots of good info here. Hopefully I'll be able to contribute at some point.
     
  2. Dec 17, 2008 at 4:52 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    if u want a good 3" setup w/ no issues, get 3" coilovers w/ a diff drop (if 4x4) and new UCA's. the rear would be good w/ 1.5" NEW leaf packs
     
  3. Dec 18, 2008 at 2:16 PM
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    cdnbanker

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    do the 09's need the new leaf packs too?
    frig, i will have to get them done.
     
  4. Dec 18, 2008 at 2:22 PM
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    Skip the diff drop. On the new trucks it doesn't have as much of an effect as it did on the older models. I have one in my truck and would have been happier without it.

    Driveline vibrations can be helped by installing a center support bearing drop kit on the rear driveshaft to reduce U-joint angles.
    http://toyteclifts.com/index.php?pa...ategory_id=80&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=53

    Good luck and post pictures!
     
  5. Dec 18, 2008 at 2:59 PM
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    wat?
    well if u want the rear to be level w/ the front after 3" in the front....then u'll need a 1.5" leaf pack.

    and as for the diff drop, $15-20 is worth the extra piece of mind
     
  6. Dec 18, 2008 at 3:04 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    i installed my allpro over mine w/ no probs
     
  7. Dec 18, 2008 at 3:18 PM
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    +1.

    Very good point, but if you have no plans to install Bud Built skids, then do the diff drop. Then you can take it off later if you DO get the BB skids...
     
  8. Dec 18, 2008 at 3:44 PM
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    Agreed.
     
  9. Dec 18, 2008 at 3:54 PM
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    wow so how much was everyones lifts here?
     
  10. Dec 18, 2008 at 4:00 PM
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    wow so got to put down a good amount of money to get a good lift huh
     
  12. Dec 18, 2008 at 4:13 PM
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    Just put it this way - you get what you pay for. And more money doesn't always mean better, but does more often than not... :)
     
  13. Dec 18, 2008 at 4:14 PM
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    yeah i know what you mean, i want to do it right the first time for sure
     
  14. Dec 18, 2008 at 4:15 PM
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    New coils, struts, upper control arms and either an AAL or complete leaf pack for the rear.
     
  15. Dec 18, 2008 at 4:16 PM
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    so do i get the 5100's with this as well as the toytec or no
     
  16. Dec 18, 2008 at 4:18 PM
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    I did.

    My suggestion (gathered from others here) is either the adjustable coilovers on the 5100s or the OME 885 springs and OME shocks. I went with the former...
     
  17. Dec 18, 2008 at 4:20 PM
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    and the coilovers is the lift? and you have the 5100 set at stock right
     
  18. Dec 18, 2008 at 4:22 PM
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    Bingo.
     
  19. Dec 18, 2008 at 4:28 PM
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    thanks, sorry i kinda took over this guys thread but i also have a 2009 so figured why not ask questions as well haha
     
  20. Dec 18, 2008 at 4:29 PM
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    it will probably help him too! :)
     
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